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    Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.)


    The Preview Image Generator (P.I.G.) will replace all those ugly preview images (.rfa thumbnails) with consistent & clear images for your entire library! It will even run automatically each time you save your families. Just install P.I.G. and let it do its job!

    Here's a sample output:


    The settings dialog:


    Processing a batch:

    (And many more features!)

    More information available here: http://bit.ly/2gQXYVy
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    Is there a way to turn specific subcategories on or off for the preview image? The example here would be 3d clearance objects.

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    I dont think so, aside from using Preview Visibility, and having those clearances off with a parameter. I wish so, though! That would be an awesome new feature!!

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    this is an interesting question - you certainly can do it from API with build-in categories and subcategories, because they exist in all families, (you just cannot see them) but i am not so sure with user defined subcategories, because you first will need to find them if they exist , so you will need to interrogate the family before you can change anything. and i do not like injecting families with anything be it extensible storage or parameters.

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    Hey Helen! Great seeing you here! (If thats you?)

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    You can control subcategories visibility with Dynamo (DanEdu & Clockwork), I can't imagine why an addin couldn't do the same thing.

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    this is an interesting question - you certainly can do it from API with build-in categories and subcategories, because they exist in all families. You can list them in the interface, (you just cannot see them) but i am not so sure with user defined subcategories, because you first will need to find them if they exist , so you will need to interrogate the family before you can change anything.
    so to select what you want to turn off , you will need to know that it exists (to add to selection list) or be able to enter the subcategory name somewhere in the interface, then turn it off if it exists
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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    Hey Helen! Great seeing you here! (If thats you?)
    yeah, old me
    I am watching PIG, so it popped up on my radar
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    Great to see you here! PIG is some good stuff. I gave in, and ran it on all of my libraries. After having spent years making preview images manually, LOL.

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